Funeral services for Mr. Sam Willis O’Bannon, 94, of Bernice will be held at 2:00pm Monday, September 23, at First Baptist Church in Bernice with Rev. Charles Malone officiating. Burial will be in Bernice City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Farrar Funeral Home of Farmerville.
Mr. O’Bannon, died Friday September 20, 2013. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church. He was a veteran of both WWII and Korea. Mr. O’Bannon worked as a civilian at Fort Rucker, Al. in the maintenance of helicopters for Northrop Aviation Corp. and also worked in Cairo, Egypt overseeing and instructing helicopter maintenance.
He is preceded in death by his wife-Florein O’Bannon; Parents-Sam W. O’Bannon and Eula O’Bannon, one brother-Jack O’Bannon
Survivors are his wife, Verda Prewitt Stall O’Bannon: Daughter-Cheryl Bolick(Joseph Bolick),Grand-daughters-Tori Piltz (Matt),Staci Mahoney (Dan), Brandi Bolick: Great grandchildren Olivia Mahoney, Jackson & Brady Piltz: Stepdaughters-Karla Stall Williams (Gary) and Debra Stall (Matt). Step-grandchildren-Rachael Lary (Ben), Nathan Kelley, Trey Parker (Brittney), Colin Brice, and John Starner: Step-Great grandchildren-Jake and Emma Lary, and Embry Parker: Brother Billy Ross O’Bannon (Betty F.): Nieces Sharon O Parker (Gary), Lisa O’Bannon, Nephews : Phil O’Bannon (Alice), Jackie O’Bannon.
Pallbearers: Phil O’Bannon, Gary Parker, Terry Joe Oliver, Mike Colvin, Wess Bowen and Stan Elkins.
Honorary pallbearers: W. C. Russell, Bobby Joe Oliver, Ducky Colvin, Pete Odom, Bob Pender, Harry Cook and Johnny Bowen.
Visitation will be 5-8 PM Sunday at First Baptist Church Bernice.